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April 30, 2013 > Spring into Summer Art and Craft Sale

Spring into Summer Art and Craft Sale

By Mary Lunning

Bay Area artists will sell an eclectic assortment of arts and crafts at Cinema Place Gallery's "Spring into Summer Art and Craft Show and Sale." From jewelry, ceramics, mosaics, photography, oil paintings, sculpture, and greeting cards, to hats, dolls, and silk scarves, all items are original works. The sale will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., conveniently before Mother's Day.

Several of the artists will demonstrate their artistic skills. Shannon Jurich will show how to work with collages, Simone Archer will do plein air painting, and Sandra Stewart will work with leather. Kris Egan will do hand built clay work. Yukie Nakanishi and Maria Koo Gin will throw on the pottery wheel, and attendees can watch Robert Thomas do mosaic work.

Thomas attended the Institute of Mosaic Art in Oakland and developed a passion for working with pebbles and rock instead of tile. His wall plaques, stepping stones, and obelisks are truly delightful with intricate designs and an old world feel of bygone cultures and times.

Maria Koo Gin has been "playing with mud" for over thirty years. Her art covers many disciplines including watercolor, Chinese brush painting, tie-dyed silk scarves, and sculpture in clay, metal, wood. "I am inspired by nature, the color of a flower, the curve of a dry branch and the formation of a rock," she says.

Nina Starr, a judge by day and painter by night, has been obsessed with art since she was a child. She paints in oil and acrylic, often based on photos she has taken on trips to Venice. Designing clothes and making dolls also became an artistic outlet as well as her current fascination with jewelry and hat-making.

Additional artists showing their work are Simone Archer, Gene and Mary Bobik, Susie Howell, Florence Planells Benjumea, Irma Aven, Aretha Johnson, and Debbi Sanzo-Davis.

Anyone purchasing something at the show will be entered into a drawing to win a basket of artists' goodies.

For more information, please contact Hayward Arts Council Office at (510) 538-2787.

Spring into Summer Art and Craft Show and Sale
May 4, 5, and 11
Saturdays, May 4 & May 11: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 5: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cinema Place Gallery
1061 B Street, Hayward
(510) 538-2787
www.haywardarts.org

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